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Brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s unique recipe for Brekle’s Brown—a tip of the hat to our first brewmaster—looks to both the past and the future. Mark’s special blend of roasted malts, inspired by the all-malt brown ales in Anchor’s brewing archives, gives Brekle’s Brown its coppery brown color and its unusual depth of flavor—richness and complexity without heaviness. For brewing and dry hopping, Mark has chosen a single, American hop variety called Citra. The subtly entrancing flavors and aromas of this distinctive new hop perfectly complement the unique maltiness of Brekle’s Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
650 mL bottle from The Wooden Keg in Hagerstown, MD. Pours a clear brownish red color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, herbal and floral hops and a faint bit of chocolate. The taste is floral hops, citrus, toffee. Tart malts. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2011
P: 4/5. beautiful clear rich brown. Good finger of off-white head, well-supported. A: 3/5. sweet. cinnamon. caramel. herbal. F: 7/10. rich sweet spicy caramel. some minor roast, but very minor. which leads to a mostly-balanced fun brown ale. M: 4/5. good. reminiscent, but not lingering. O: 7/10. a very good brown ale. malty and rich but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Poured light brown in color and crystal clear. Unremarkable all around, but I found it to be quite enjoyable. Typical brown ale flavor and aroma, if somewhat subdued. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (750) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pours ruby brown with light tan head. Nice light aroma of just lightly roasted malt and a great hop presence. Flavor is up front twangy malt with a little hop bite. Really interesting. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreaperguru (244) - santee, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a light tan head.The aroma is of brown sugar with a hop note to it.The flavor was of a light caramel with a hop note that got stronger as you drank it.The body was full with strong bitter aftertaste.Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
650ml bottle: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a lightly toasted sweet caramel malty nose with some zesty lemon hops. Starts with average fullness and fizzy carbonation with a mild dark caramel sweetness and citrusy, almost tart, bitter hop balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little smoother and more balanced, but a unique take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1669) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam 09/09/11. Pours an ice-teaish, dark,burnished copper with a large, thick, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is mild, pine, caramel, some exotic fruit. Taste is exotic fruits (kiwi, grapefruit), anise, caramel, tones of pine in the finish. Palate is light. Taste is a bit of a mixed bag and not in balance with aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1492) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
(tap) clear medium reddish brown with small brown head; aromas of pine and citrus; flavours of brown sugar; wheat; quite good - a bit of a brown IPA?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Shared some Breckle’s at the first college football tailgate of the season, roasted Brown ale, lightly hopped, easy drinker, alcohol is where exactly it should be. Will pick up some more if its available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
On keg in Euston Tap. Pours murky brown with slight off white head. Nose is musky malt, caramel, bit nutty. Taste is all malt, but very nutty as one would expect with a brown ale. however, body is a little light though, as I find with Anchor Bock and their summer beer. Needs a bit more body and oomph.

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